Infants/Toddlers

Dads Can Get The Baby Blues Too: Important Info On Men’s Postpartum Depression

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Every day, over 1,000 new dads in the US become depressed. According to some studies, that number is as high as 2,700. That’s 1 in 10, and possibly as many as 1 in 4, new dads who have postpartum depression. Whatever the exact number is, at Westchester Health Pediatrics we know that a lot of

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WE HAVE THE FLU VACCINE! COME IN AND GET YOUR SHOT!

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Our flu vaccine is in! Book your appointment now to get your child vaccinated. Even though winter is still a few months away, now is the time to get your child (and yourself) vaccinated. Don’t delay — protect yourself and your family by getting the flu vaccine at any of our 11 convenient locations in Westchester and Putnam

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How To Help Your Toddler Establish Good Sleep Habits

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we feel strongly that healthy sleep habits for children are as important as healthy eating habits. Sleep is an essential component of healthy living, yet something that’s sometimes hard to come by (especially for exhausted moms and dads faced with an obstinate toddler who won’t nod off). Since we often get

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What’s The Right Way To Hold My Newborn?

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Some first-time parents know exactly what to do when it comes to taking care of their new baby: holding, swaddling, feeding, burping, diapering. Others aren’t so sure. At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we want you to know that we’re here for you with guidance, tips and advice for properly and safely handling your newborn. Many of

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Nutritional Assessments: An Important Way We Help Your Child Grow Up Healthy

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When you’re a parent, there’s no shortage of things to worry about when it comes to your kids. Are they on track developmentally? Are they up-to-date with their vaccinations? Are they getting the right nutrition? At Westchester Health Pediatrics, we’re parents too and we feel the same way, especially about nutrition. In fact, your child’s

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Is It Safe To Have Sex During Pregnancy?

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At Westchester Health Pediatrics, one of the most frequent questions we get asked by expecting couples is, “Will having sex during pregnancy hurt the baby?” Our answer (unless there’s a problem) is almost always no. Pregnant sex is safe sex. Can sex during pregnancy harm the baby? For most women with low-risk pregnancies with no

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14 Best Ways to Counteract Morning Sickness

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For many moms-to-be, morning sickness should really be called “morning-noon-and-night sickness.” Some women experience symptoms worse in the morning but find that they ease up as the day goes on. For others, symptoms last all day long, even into the evening. Not only can certain smells or tastes make them gag, but nausea and vomiting

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8 Things You Can Expect From Our Newborn Hospital Visits

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From the moment your little bundle of joy enters the world, we at Westchester Health Pediatrics will do everything we can to ensure that he or she is healthy, getting enough to eat and developing properly. In addition to checking your baby’s vital signs, weight and progress, we also want to give you peace of

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How to Avoid Dangerous Food Additives That Can Harm Your Kids

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Did you know that the United States allows the use of more than 10,000 additives to preserve, package or modify the taste, appearance, texture or nutrients in the everyday foods we eat? And that approximately 1,000 of these additives are legally permitted under a “Generally Recognized as Safe” designation process that doesn’t require U.S. Food

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You Now Have Access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center and Its Outstanding Commitment to Child Safety

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Now that Westchester Health Pediatrics is part of Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners, we have greatly expanded our services to bring you and your family the best possible care. Best of all, this new relationship means that you now have access to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, the New York metropolitan area’s

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